6 – Seán Hewitt

Genres: Debut | Irish Writing | Poetry
Sean Hewitt Tongues of Fire Cover

Welcome to Day 6 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Seán Hewitt.

Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. He previously held a postdoctoral position at University College Cork and now lectures in English literature at Trinity College Dublin. Seán is a book critic for the Irish Times. He won a Northern Writers’ Award in 2016, the Resurgence Prize in 2017, and an Eric Gregory Award in 2019. Tongues of Fire, his debut collection of poetry, was published by Cape in April 2020 and is shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year 2020

Today’s video will unlock just after midnight on 6th December 2020.

About Our Literary Advent Calendar 2020

So many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year, without the usual fanfare of festivals and launches. We’re delighted to celebrate a small selection of these authors here and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books.

Visit our Advent Calendar here and join us each day from 1st to 24th December to unlock a new reading.

Each day’s video will also go live on YouTube, Vimeo and Facebook.

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